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Middleborough walking map

Middleborough walking map

Middleborough was a well-established Native American settlement abandoned due to disease before the Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth in 1620. The Pilgrims were attracted to the water power on the Nemasket River and the spring fish spawn in Lake Assawompsett. Nearly 50 years of peace followed before the Pilgrims began persecuting Native American tribes. The whole town was burned down in King Philip’s War and the Pilgrims retreated to Plymouth, leaving little trace of the settlement.

In 1679 the Pilgrims rebuilt the town, recognizing its important location as the intersection of colonial roads between Plymouth and New Bedford, and between Taunton and Wareham on Buzzard’s Bay. They started damming the river to power new local industries. The first grist mill ground grain that otherwise had to be carried to Plymouth and back on horseback. Over the next decades they added saw mills, cotton mills, forges and furnaces for iron and shovel works, and factories for straw hats.

Middleborough dominated the New England cranberry industry. In 1816 a Cape Cod grower discovered that blowing sand in and around cranberry bogs increased the size and taste of the berry. Southeastern Massachusetts growers soon had 675 acres of bogs in place. They spent decades figuring out how to harvest and sell the berries without spoilage. In 1907, growers in Wisconsin, New Jersey and Massachusetts established nationwide standards for growing and selling berries, including canning berries. The headquarters for Ocean Spray Cranberries was established in Middleborough and is still there.

This map includes  Historic Residential Walk / South Main St. & Historic Commercial District / Centre Street.

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Boston: Children’s Hospital Walking Map

Boston: Children’s Hospital Walking Map

Boston Children’s Hospital is in the center of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area. Within a 20-minute walk are some of Boston’s best sights for kids [grownups, too!] — a puppet theatre, playgrounds, an anatomical museum, Fenway Park [open for tours], major art museums, galleries and the beautiful Emerald Necklace park, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, winding through the area.

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Lawrence and Methuen Walking Map

Lawrence and Methuen Walking Map

Build stronger, safer communities. Pedestrian activity puts more eyes on the street, making residential areas more neighborly and commercial districts more vibrant. Build stronger families. Walk with your children and their friends to school, or take a walk with your family after dinner. Families that walk together communicate better together. It’s easy to incorporate walking into your day. You can run your errands on foot, or a walk can double as a social activity – bring a family member, your dog, a friend or a coworker along.

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Boston: Connect Historic Boston Walking Map

Boston: Connect Historic Boston Walking Map

Over more than 300 years, Downtown Boston and nearby neighborhoods have been the site of many important historical events. Many buildings remain to illustrate that history. In this small area of about one square mile, distances are so short that many find it easy to cross the entire area on foot. There are also buses and subways which crisscross the area and can help you get to where you want to go. To find a special walking route, use this map to plan a visit to specific nationally-recognized historic buildings and sites, and a walk along streets of great character and charm. On your walk you will find a unique city with national and local history visible everywhere. Walk more – see more!

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Boston: East Boston Walking Map

Boston: East Boston Walking Map

Walking in East Boston is safe as well as fun and easy. It’s one of the best ways to experience the diversity of East Boston’s neighborhoods while incorporating exercise into your day. Walking is an exercise that people stick with. It has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity. Walking is the simplest positive change you can make to improve your health. It provides benefits for your heart, lungs, muscles and energy while helping you to maintain and lower your weight and reduce stress. East Boston has many opportunities to walk. Neighborhoods are close together, retail areas are easy to find, and there’s a great deal to see. Take a walk with your family along these three very different walking routes.

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